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Stanford Humanities Center 2020-2021 Fellows

Thirty-three fellows are named, including scholars of art history, the classics, comparative literature, dance and music.

The Humanities Center offers residential fellowships for the academic year to Stanford and non-Stanford scholars at different career stages, giving them the opportunity to pursue their work in a supportive intellectual community.

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Paul V. Turner, art history professor emeritus, named 2020 Fellow by Society of Architectural Historians

A generous and inspiring teacher and scholar, Paul Venable Turner has contributed to the field of architectural history through award-winning scholarship, his influence on generations of students, and nearly fifty years of involvement with the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH).

The Board of Directors names as Fellows of the Society of Architectural Historians individuals who have distinguished themselves by a lifetime of significant contributions to the field. These contributions may include scholarship, service to the Society, teaching and stewardship of the built environment. The 2020 Class of Fellows include Paul V. Turner, Professor Emeritus of the…

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“Here and Elsewhere,” a virtual exhibition and tour

The Department of Art and Art History presents the 2020 senior exhibition.

Here and Elsewhere highlights the work of sixteen graduating students of art practice. During this unprecedented time, students have continued their studies from as far away as New York, Ohio, Arkansas, Massachusetts, and Florida. With impressive resoluteness, they have continued to push forward to make the works presented in this exhibition. Using the 3D modeling program SketchUp to…

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“A Geography of Dreams,” a virtual exhibition and tour

The Department of Art and Art History presents the 2020 undergraduate honors thesis exhibition.

This exhibition, curated by Professor Xiaoze Xie, is the culmination of the yearlong honors thesis program in art practice, this group exhibition showcases works by: Rawley Clark, Harry Cole, Ashley Michelle Hannah, Maxwell Menzies, Pham Minh Hieu and Nicholas Robles.

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PhD candidate explores Persia’s Safavid Empire in her exhibition at the Cantor

The Safavid era (1501–1722) is a fascinating epoch in Iranian history, yet unfamiliar to many. When the Safavids came to power, they brought a huge expanse of territory—stretching from modern day Iraq to Afghanistan—under their control. With different cultures and ethnicities under their reign, the arts played a key role in developing a cohesive Safavid…

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The first two VAF artists are Turkish ud player and composer Necati Çelik and Indian photographer Gauri Gill

New Visiting Artist Fund in Honor of Roberta Bowman Denning (VAF) brings international artists into Stanford classrooms across campus.

The Office of the Vice President for the Arts at Stanford University announces the first two artists in the new Visiting Artist Fund in Honor of Roberta Bowman Denning (VAF). The program brings international artists into Stanford classrooms in order to provide a stimulus in artistic thinking and aesthetic perspectives to disciplines across the university.…

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” Image—Script” on view at the Art Gallery July 17 – August 26

The Department of Art & Art History in conjunction with the Guangdong Museum of Art, presents, Image—Script, on view July 17 – August 26, 2018 with a reception on Thursday, July 19, 5-7pm, and gallery talk by the curator at 6pm. This exhibiton, including project faculty director Xiaoze Xie, and curator Lu Zihua, features selected…

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Three Stanford scholars awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Lukas Felzmann, Rob Jackson and Thomas Mullaney received 2018 Guggenheim Fellowships in recognition of their prior work and future potential exploring the world through art, science and history.

Three Stanford University scholars have been awarded 2018 Guggenheim Fellowships. This prestigious honor recognizes mid-career scholars, artists and scientists who have demonstrated a previous capacity for outstanding work and continue to show exceptional promise. This year’s fellows from Stanford are Lukas Felzmann, Rob Jackson and Thomas Mullaney. Lukas Felzmann(Image credit: Lukas Felzmann) Lukas Felzmann has been…

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Stanford students show off their art at Open Studios

After putting in long hours all quarter, students who took courses in the Department of Art and Art History threw open the studio doors recently and invited the Stanford community to see what they’d been working on. Spaces throughout the McMurtry Building were filled with drawings, paintings, sculptures, multimedia projects and more. The Open Studios…

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Contemporary Perspectives on the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Students curate a companion exhibition to "Red Horse"

Stanford senior Sarah Sadlier’s interest in Professor Scott Sagan’s Sophomore College summer seminar on the Battle of Little Bighorn in 2013 was personal. Sadlier, a Minneconjou Lakota Sioux, knew she had ancestors at the Little Bighorn. When plans for the Cantor exhibition Red Horse: Drawings of the Battle of the Little Bighorn grew out of…

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Film director Werner Herzog visits Stanford to talk about literary classic on peregrine falcons

The legendary film director will discuss J.A. Baker's book "The Peregrine" with Robert Harrison, a Stanford professor of Italian literature, at the Feb. 2 Another Look book club event.

J.A. Baker wrote The Peregrine at a precarious moment in environmental history: By the 1960s, the falcons had almost vanished entirely from the English countryside, thanks to aggressive use of pesticides. Baker’s response, an ecstatic panegyric to peregrines, stunned critics with its originality, power and beauty. The little-known 1967 masterpiece will be the subject of…

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Stanford performances and symposium highlight architecture

Stanford continues to be the "it" place for architecture with upcoming dance performances on Nov. 7-8 and a symposium on Nov. 13 with international experts.

It has been weeks since the last hard-hat spotting in the arts district, but buildings remain in the spotlight at the corner of Roth Way and Lomita Drive. This weekend, architecture will be considered and celebrated through the medium of performance. Building Scene: Space Launch, performed by the Chocolate Heads Movement Band, is a dance…

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Stanford photography instructor’s work in national spotlight

Robert Dawson, instructor of photography in the Department of Art & Art History, spent 21 years photographing public libraries across the United States.

ROBERT DAWSON, instructor of photography in the Department of Art & Art History, spent 21 years photographing public libraries across the United States. Now, his photos will get a national spotlight. The Library of Congress recently announced the acquisition of Dawson’s entire archive from the project “Public Library: An American Commons.” The archive, acquired through…

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“Comma And…”

Second annual undergraduate art exhibition.

Last winter quarter, Stanford undergraduate students in any discipline or major were invited to submit new work for the Department of Art & Art History’s second annual undergraduate juried art exhibition titled Comma And… . After much discussion and deliberation, a jury whittled down the selections and made their final recommendations of 27 works from 20 students.…

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New home of the Stanford Department of Art & Art History is an adventure

The McMurtry Building at Stanford University offers new studios and classrooms for the students as well as new galleries and views for the community.

“Wow” is an apt way to describe the student and community response to the new home of the Department of Art & Art History in Stanford’s arts district. The McMurtry Building was completed over the summer, opening for instruction and art-making on the first day of the fall term. Since then, students have explored 100,000…

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Stanford’s newest building spotlights art and art history

Stanford's new McMurtry Building was feted by the media, the campus community and officially welcomed into the campus fold. The first new building of the academic year, McMurtry houses the Department of Art & Art History.

On Oct. 6, Stanford Board of Trustees Chair Steven Denning formally accepted the McMurtry Building for theDepartment of Art & Art History. It is the first new building to open this academic year. The building dedication was one of several celebratory events on Tuesday.   The McMurtry Building at Stanford University, the new home of the Department…

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